Mary McDonald Centre

Mary McDonald Centre

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Phone: 02 9265 9333


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Self-help groups can book spaces at our community venues for bookings starting 1 July

We've reduced the bookings at our venues to comply with NSW Health orders and support the health and safety of our staff and visitors.

Read more about the requirements for hiring a venue.

Our community centre services and programs are running at a reduced level and you'll need to book a session to attend.

We continue to offer online programs.

Community venue in Woolloomooloo

The Mary McDonald Centre is a well presented multipurpose centre suitable for a wide range of activities.

It is available for hire 7 days a week from 7am to 10pm.

Please note, we require 2 weeks notice to make a booking at a community venue that is not staffed.


82 Bourke Street
Woolloomooloo NSW 2010
02 9265 9333Booking enquiries

Access at a glance

On-site mobility parking
Mobility parking within 300m Yes
Level access entrance Yes
Entry door type Manual
Floors 1
Lift Yes
Accessible toilets Yes
Ambulant toilets Yes
Accessible change facilities Yes
Hearing support system Yes

Venue hire information

This fully carpeted centre is suitable for meetings, gentle exercise groups, rehearsals and small functions. The centre is located in the heart of Woolloomooloo.

It is available for hire Monday to Friday from 7am to 10pm and on weekends from 7am to 10pm.


Triangular shaped room approximately 314m².


  • dinner: 50 people
  • cocktail party: 100 people
  • theatre: 50 people.


Basic kitchenette facilities:

  • fridge
  • instant hot water (Zip system).


  • 10 trestle tables
  • 50 chairs
  • 1 chair trolley.

Special considerations

  • Noise needs to be kept to a minimum, residential area.


Wheelchair access is by ramp at the entrance to the centre.

  • Toilets are accessible.

Transport and parking

  • 10 minute walk from Museum train station
  • 20 minute walk from city centre
  • bus 311 from Circular Quay to corner Cowper Wharf Roadway and Bourke Street.

Standard room hire fees

  • weekdays until 5pm: $46 an hour
  • weekdays after 5pm, all day on weekends and on public holidays: $50 an hour
  • day rate (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm only): $275 a day
  • weekend full day rate, including public holidays (8am to midnight): $500 a day
  • community hire rate: 50% discount on standard hire rate.

Before hiring a City of Sydney community venue we ask that you read and understand the conditions of hire.

Additional charges

  • election surcharge: $1,250 an election
  • cleaning fee: quotation available on request
  • security fee: quotation available on request
  • room set-up fee: quotation available on request
  • wedding surcharge: booking fee + 10%
  • lighting rig operator (Glebe Town Hall only)
  • additional site inspection (1 included each booking): $81.50
  • self help groups – 50% discount applies to community/not-for-profit organisations/social enterprise fee – available to self-help and support groups on application only (conditions apply)


For more information please contact:

Community Venues
02 9265 9333

Last updated: Thursday, 31 January 2019